How to Catch Mahi Mahi in Florida

A Boater’s guide on How to Catch Mahi Mahi in Florida.

With waters as warm as they are in August, it’s the perfect time to talk about how to catch mahi mahi in Florida. Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is better known by its Hawaiian name, mahi-mahi (and it’s also known by its Spanish name, dorado, or just as plain mahi). This offshore fish prefers deeper waters over 68 degrees—which means right now offers the ideal conditions to catch mahi mahi.

Success in how to Catch Mahi Mahi in Florida
GBC’s “Mahi” Maralyn Coscia hit the jackpot recently!

Where to find mahi mahi?

GBC’s very own Maralyn Coscia reports that she took her mom out fishing off the coast of Boynton Beach a few weeks ago. She was afraid that her mom would be bored—but they were lucky enough to catch more mahi mahi than they could even legally keep! They cleaned and flash-froze enough to keep in their freezers, and gave the rest to grateful friends and family.

Catching Mahi Mahi in Florida

Mahi mahi is undoubtedly one of Florida’s most beautiful marine species and a favorite on menus at the local restaurants. This is because the Subtropical waters of South Florida are the perfect place to find this migratory fellow.  Here’s a little more information about how to catch mahi mahi in Florida:

According to the Fishing and Wildlife Commission’s website, mahi mahi are attracted to floating objects, and are commonly found in association with floating mats of sargassum (which is at an all-time high this year). The adult fish eat bait fish, flying fish, squid and crabs. They are fast swimmers and extremely fast growers, reaching nearly three feet in length in their first year of life.

Learn how to Catch Mahi Mahi in Florida
If you caught all this mahi, you’d be smiling too!

How to spot mahi mahi?

They are:

* Bright greenish blue back with yellow on sides
* Single dark dorsal fin extends from above the eye to the tail
* Capable of flashing purple, chartreuse and a wide range of other colors
* Body tapers sharply from head to tail
* Irregular blue or golden blotches scattered over sides

Mahi mahi can range anywhere up to 63 inches, and they usually weigh around 30 pounds. (The state record is 81 pounds, caught near Lantana; will you be next?) They resemble a pompano dolphinfish (pompano have a square-shaped tooth patch on the tongue; mahi mahi have an oval-shaped tooth patch on the tongue).

How to lure the mahi mahi?

And how do we recommend you catch mahi mahi in Florida? The Florida FWC advises that large, solitary adult fish are commonly caught while trolling natural baits such as rigged ballyhoo or cigar minnows, but they can also be caught on live bait, cut bait, artificial lures, jigs, or spoons. The tackle used to catch mahi mahi in Florida ranges from light spinning tackle for smaller schooling dolphin, to heavy trolling equipment. Chumming with cut bait or leaving a hooked fish in the water can keep schooling fish near the boat for multiple hookups.

What are the regulations for fishing mahi mahi in Florida?

There are rules for fishing for mahi mahi in Atlantic state waters. The legal gear allowed is hook and line, or spearing. In this area, the minimum size limit for mahi is 20” fork length (the fish as measured from the tip of the jaw or tip of the snout with closed mouth to the center of the fork in the tail). The daily bag limit is 10 fish per person, or 60 per vessel, whichever is less.

Though they are often served blackened, or on a sandwich, our favorite way to eat mahi mahi is just simply grilled, maybe with a little freshly made salsa. Try this delicious recipe from the Food Channel for Grilled Ginger Mahi-Mahi with Tropical Fruit Salsa, and we will be surprised if it’s not the best thing you ever ate.

Do you require hands-on training on how to Catch Mahi Mahi? The captains at GBC are fully licensed fishermen. They’ll help you learn more about how to catch, and clean a boatload of mahi mahi. The time is right in South Florida. Give us a call at 561.865.7797, and we’ll get you set up for a day of mahi mahi fishing you won’t forget!

South Florida’s Best Fishing Apparel

GBC’s Fave South Florida Fishing Apparel

The bad news is that it is H-O-T in South Florida in August. The good news is, as a member of Gulfstream Boat Club, you’ve got access to the coolest place around: out on the water. The summer months are a great time to use your boat club membership to plan fishing trips (here’s what’s in season), dockside cruises, or motor over to a great swimming spot.

As great as it is to be on a boat on the Intracoastal, we at Gulfstream Boat Club remind our members that the sun in South Florida is at its strongest right now, and its effects are magnified out on the water. Everyone should be wearing not only sunscreen but hats, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothing.

Here are a few of GBC’s favorite brands for South Florida boat-friendly sun gear. And the best part? They’re all local small businesses. There’s something on this list for every boat-loving man, woman, and child. Shop online or stop in—and tell them Gulfstream Boat Club sent you!

Gulfstream Boat Club’s Florida-Friendly Sources for Sun-Protective Gear:

Nomad Surf Shop Fishing apparel
Nomad Surf Shop features its own line of sun-protective clothing, and many other brands as well.

Nomad Surf Shop

Nomad is a favorite of our boat club members, and it’s a must-visit for out-of-town guests. Founded in 1968, Nomad has been family owned and operated since the beginning, and offers an authentic feel based on their love of surfing. The Nomad brand has grown along with the shop. Nomad features their own performance hats and shirts, as well as the best SPF-protective clothes on the market for men, women, and kids. They’ve also got a huge selection of sunscreen, water-resistant watches, sunglasses, swimsuits—and of course, their custom surfboards! Re-hydrate at their new coffee and smoothie truck, located right outside the front door. Open seven days. 4655 N. Ocean Blvd, Boynton Beach

Scales Fishing apparel
Local brand Scales Gear is designed for fishermen by fishermen.

Scales Gear

“Look good, fish harder,” says SCALES. Launched in 2008 with a focus on elite anglers competing in top-tier tournament circuits, SCALES was born from a passion for the sea and the endless pursuit of adventure. Scales offers performance swimsuits, clothing, and accessories for men, women, and kids. Their SCALES PRO Performance line offers the latest in advanced technology, with a patent-pending fabric that keeps you dry, eliminates odor with an EPA registered antimicrobial additive, and is stain resistant. Their PRO Performance Shirt is UPF rated 50+ for ultimate protection so you can be comfortable all day on the water and in the sun.

Fishing apparel for women
Periwinkle, Morley, and Coco & Co are all located on Delray’s Atlantic Avenue, and are perfect for dock-to-dinner wear.

Periwinkle, Morley, and Coco & Co

All located along Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue, these great boutiques owned by local entrepreneur Carrie Delafield carry the ultimate in boat-to-brunch wear. These are Delray’s destination for men’s and women’s resort wear when looking for fishing apparel, with everything from dresses to bikinis, board shorts and sunglasses. They offer a selection of on-trend and unique styles from new and known designers. Complimentary personal stylists are on hand to work one-on-one with clients. Open seven days. Morley: 415 East Atlantic Ave; Periwinkle: 339 East Atlantic Ave; Coco & Co: 209 E Atlantic Ave., all in Delray Beach

Glades Fishing apparel for men and women
Glades Soul donates a portion of each sale of its gear to help conserve the Everglades.

Glades Soul

Glades Soul is “A Brand Rooted in the Heart of Florida,” born out of a love of the Everglades. The water that flows through it and in it are the life blood of Florida. Their logo is the mangrove tree, a crucial building block of the Everglades. Mangrove forests are as rich in biodiversity as any other kind of forest on earth, both above and below the waterline. Glades Soul offers hats and a Solar Performance Long Sleeve that offers superior sun protection and performance qualities. When it comes to Fishing apparel, their Solar Performance Long Sleeve is lightweight, comfortable, and sure to keep the sun’s rays from penetrating through to your skin. This fabric is powered by PURE-tech™ moisture wicking technology. 100% Microfiber w/ UPF Protection. Your Glades Soul purchase helps support the Coastal Conservation Association.

Gulfstream Boat Club hats and T-shirts: say it loud, say it proud!

Gulfstream Boat Club

Don’t forget your GBC-branded gear! GBC offers a selection of hats and T-shirts for men and women with 50+ sun protection. The fishing apparel is available both online and at our Delray Beach location.

Now that you’re all geared up for a South Florida boat cruise, give Gulfstream Boat Club a call at 561.865.7797 to schedule one today!

 

 

Hurricane Season 2018: What’s the Forecast?

Wondering how the Hurricane Season 2018 Forecast is going to weather South Florida? Last year hit South Florida, particularly the Keys, extremely hard. A new hurricane forecast for the Atlantic has just been released, and great news: the probability for major hurricanes making major landfall in the United States and Caribbean is below average. If you’re a South Florida resident, or a boat club member, you can breathe a sigh of relief—for now.

Hurricane Season 2018 Forecast
Here’s an image we hope not to see this hurricane season! (NOAA)

The forecast for Gulfstream Boat Club’s locations in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Hypoluxo is looking good. As of July 2, 2018, here is the news from the Department of Atmospheric Science, Tropical Meteorology Project, from Colorado State University:

ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE SEASON 2018 FORECAST:  HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY.

We have decreased our forecast and now believe that 2018 will have below-average activity. The tropical and subtropical Atlantic is currently much colder than normal, and the odds of a weak El Niño developing in the next several months have increased. With the decrease in Hurricane Season 2018 Forecast, the probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean has decreased as well. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) HURRICANE LANDFALL ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COASTAL AREAS:
1)  Entire U.S. coastline – 39% (average for last century is 52%)
2)  U.S. East Coast Including Peninsula Florida – 22% (average for last century is 31%)
3)  Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville – 21% (average for last century is 30%)

PROBABILITY FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) HURRICANE TRACKING INTO THE CARIBBEAN (10-20°N, 60-88°W)
31% (average for last century is 42%)

Information obtained through June 2018 indicates that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will have activity below the median 1981-2010 season. This revised prediction is a considerable decrease from our prior seasonal forecasts issued in April and June. There remains some uncertainty with this forecast which we outline in the following paragraphs.

Captain in boat offering aid after Hurricane Irma
We delivered diapers, water, food, and more to Marathon Key last hurricane season.

We estimate that 2018 will have an additional 4 hurricanes (median is 6.5), 10 named storms (median is 12.0), 41.50 named storm days (median is 60.1), 15 hurricane days (median is 21.3), 1 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricane (median is 2.0) and 2 major hurricane days (median is 3.9). The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is estimated to be about 75 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity for the remainder of the season to be approximately 65 percent of their long-term median values.

The Hurricane Season 2018 Forecast forecast is based on an extended-range early July statistical prediction scheme that was developed utilizing 36 years of past data. Analog predictors are also utilized. We now anticipate a below-average Atlantic basin hurricane season. The tropical Atlantic is much colder than normal. A colder than normal tropical Atlantic provides less fuel for developing tropical cyclones but also tends to be associated with higher pressure and a more stable atmosphere. These conditions tend to suppress Atlantic hurricane activity.

Also, the odds of a weak El Niño for the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season in 2018 have increased somewhat. If El Niño were to develop, it would tend to lead to more vertical wind shear in the Caribbean extending into the tropical Atlantic, tearing apart hurricanes as they are trying to develop and intensify.

Coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them, and they need to prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

For more information on the Hurricane Season 2018 Forecast, visit http://tropical.colostate.edu. And for now, feel free to plan some summer South Florida boat trips with GBC!

Boating Classes in Palm Beach

Free Boating Classes in Palm Beach

Boating Classes in Palm Beach – The ABC’s of Boating.

Being a member of a Palm Beach boat club is a great investment. Why own a boat? But even if you’re a renting a boat for the day, it’s important to educate yourself on the basics of boating. If you were looking for some Boating Classes in Palm Beach we got news for you! Each new Gulfstream Boat Club member receives a boating orientation from one of our licensed captains. We’ll “show you the ropes”!

The Palm Beach area also offers boat club members who want to learn a little more about boating some great options.

Boating Classes at The Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron

For example, America’s Boating Course is offered locally the first Saturday and Sunday of the month by Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron at their headquarters. It is open to the public. You do not have to own a boat to take this course; it’s perfect for boat club members. It’s a great opportunity to learn from the experts.  You never know when that bit of boating knowledge will become useful.

The Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron is located at 1125 Old Dixie Hwy., Lake Park, Florida.  The America’s Boating Course is offered to promote public awareness of the dangers on the water and to teach safe and proper skills. The certified instructors are volunteers from Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron.

Boating Classes in Palm Beach
America’s Boating Course classes are held regularly in the Palm Beach area.

The course covers:

  • Boating terms, types, charts, fueling, safety, handling, anchoring, trailering, and personal watercraft
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  • Required equipment, navigation lights, boat registration, law enforcement and Florida regulations.
  • Aids to navigation, navigation rules, emergencies including use of VHF radio.
  • Review of homework, overall review, final exam and awarding of certificates, membership interviews.

The course is open to anyone 12 years or older.  Successful completion of this course will qualify that person to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card. Taking some boating classes in Palm Beach should be everyone’s priority.

Registration is at 8:15 AM Saturday morning. Cost is $30 per person (cash or check) payable at registration. Class begins promptly at 8:30 AM (right after registration) and will run until 4 PM, with lunch break. Return Sunday at 2 PM (until about 4) for a review, exam (60 questions) and squadron orientation. For more information visit WWW.PALMBEACHSPS.ORG or call (561) 863-1461.

Online Boating Classes

Online Boating Classes
The BoatUS Foundation sponsors a free online boating class.

Don’t have two days to indulge your desire to learn more about boating? How about an online course? At the BoatUS Foundation website, you can test your nautical knowledge with a 75-question Boating Safety Course, specific to Florida. This test covers a broad range of topics that are appropriate for all boaters — power, sail and personal watercraft. You will be able to print your BoatUS Foundation certificate upon successful completion of this 75-question course, which is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

Free Boating Classes in South Florida

The best place in the Palm Beach area to start your education on boating is as a member of Gulfstream Boat Club. Call us at 561.865.7797 or click here to learn more about membership, which includes a free orientation from one of our licensed captains! Taking your first boating classes in Palm Beach was never easier!

Summer Fishing Tournaments Palm Beach County

Guide to all the local Fishing Tournaments in your area.

If you’re a fisherman, you’ll want to pay close attention to GBC’s guide to all the local fishing tournaments in June, July, and August in Palm Beach County! Summer tournaments are being held in locations from Lantana to West Palm to Jupiter. The Lake Worth Fishing Tournament on June 23 is taking place right in our own “boatyard”: Palm Beach Yacht Center, where our Hypoluxo GBC is located.

List of Fishing Tournaments in Palm Beach
Catch a kingfish in one of the Palm Beach County tournaments this summer!

Many of these fishing tournaments raise money for local charities, so you’re doing good by fishing the day away. Grab a few friends, some fishing rods, and call GBC to participate in a local fishing tournament! Click here to see our fishing boats. Our licensed captains will be an asset to your team.

Any questions about fishing tournaments in Palm Beach County? Give GBC a call at 561.865.7797!

Summer Fishing Tournament
Use one of GBC’s licensed captains as your tournament secret weapon!

Jr. Angler Tournament

Organizer: The Loxahatchee River District’s River Center

Date: June 2–July 14, 2018

Location: N/A

Benefiting: Friends of the Loxahatchee River

Website: loxahatcheeriver.org

 

Lake Worth Fishing Tournament

Organizer: Tuppen’s Marine

Date: June 23, 2018

Location: Palm Beach Yacht Center

Benefitting: Local Charities

Website: https://lakeworthfishingtournament.com/

 

Team Sargent Fishing Tournament in Memory of West Palm Beach Police Capt. Danny Sargent

Organizer: Tim Sargent

Date: June 30, 2018

Location: Rybovich

Benefiting: The West Palm Beach Police Benevolent Charity, Professional Firefighters/Paramedics Benevolent Fund, PBSO Police Athletic League, and the West Palm Beach Police Explorer Post 148.

 

Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Shootout

Organizer: Sailfish Marina Tournament Committee

Date: July 14, 2018

Location: Sailfish Marina Resort

Benefiting: A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue, Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and Marine Industry Education Foundation.

Website: canyongear.net/bdfc

Kid’s Fishing Days

Organizer: Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation

Date: July 17-19, 2018

Location: Lake Park Harbor Marina

Benefiting: Disadvantaged Youth

Website: westpalmbeachfishingclub.org/kdw-classic.php

 

Anchorage Aweigh Fishing Tournament 

Organizer: Village of North Palm Beach & Recreation Department

Date: August 11, 2018

Location: North Palm Beach Recreation

Website: http://www.village-npb.org/467/Anchorage-Aweigh-Fishing-Tournament

 

Anglers for the Cure

Organizer: Adriana Somberg

Date: August 11, 2018

Location: Rybovich

Benefiting: Several organizations for research and awareness of prostate cancer.

Website: anglersforthecure.com 

GBC’s Custom Intracoastal Waterway Map

Where to get an intracoastal waterway map?

We’re the best boat club in South Florida, so we need to provide the best map, right?
When clients arrive for their boat rentals at our Delray Beach, Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach locations, they receive a GBC-customized map. A GBC staff member or captain will guide you through it, especially if it is the first time you are renting one of our twenty-plus boats. (Deck boat, pontoon, or single- or dual-console: what’s your favorite? Check them all out here!)
South Florida's intracoastal waterway map
Here’s a sneak peek of GBC’s new custom-designed nautical chart.
For the first time in five years, we’ve redesigned our Gulfstream Boat Club intracoastal waterway map or nautical chart, and we can’t wait to provide it with each boat rental.

What is the difference between a map and a nautical chart?

According to NOAA, a nautical chart provides detailed information on water depths, shoreline, tide predictions, obstructions such as rocks and shipwrecks, and navigational aids. The term “map,” on the other hand, is much broader: road maps, atlases, city plans, etc.
A nautical chart is used by mariners to plot courses through open bodies of water as well as in highly trafficked areas. It provides detailed information on hidden dangers to navigation. Indeed, the Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida is such a great place to boat, but there can be a lot of traffic on the water, and there are lots of sandbars, shoals, and inlets to be mindful of.

What can you learn from using our intracoastal waterway map?

Most boat rentals originate from our Delray Beach location at Marina Delray. From there you can head north as far as Palm Beach. Peanut Island is a popular destination, and Sailfish Marina is a great place to have a dockside lunch before you head back south. (And you’ll pass our Hypoluxo location on the way north!). It’s all in the intracoastal waterway map we’ll provide.
If you use your boat rental to head south from Delray Beach, you’ll be headed towards Boca Raton. Either stop at one of Delray’s waterfront restaurants like Deck 84, or motor to Lake Boca, with great views and a dockside lunch at the Waterstone Hotel.
Consult our intracoastal waterway map to remain aware of no-wake zones. You don’t want to return from your boat rental with a ticket. And remember to stay to the east of green markers, and to the west of red markers. This is the most popular mistake of boaters new to this busy stretch of the Intracoastal.
Thanks to Dee Cutrona of Maude Press for redesigning our nautical chart! Time to schedule your next South Florida boat rental—you’ll get a free chart when you do!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at GBC

father's day gift ideas: A Boat Membership
How about a GBC T-shirt or hat for a can’t-miss Father’s Day gift?

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
—Jim Valvano

Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Father’s Day gift ideas for you.

On Sunday, June 17, we celebrate fathers at Gulfstream Boat Club.

Out on the waters of South Florida is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable Father’s Day. Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Father’s Day gift ideas for you. Father’s Day 2018 is fast approaching on Sunday, June 17.

Have you planned something yet for Father’s Day? We are not only a boat club, but we love to organize special events! Let GBC help you design an unforgettable day that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you are planning a sunset cruise, ocean fishing, or a group outing on the Intracoastal, GBC can make it incredibly simple and easy.

Here are five great Mother’s Day gift ideas from GBC for the most important boat lover in your life:

#1: Boat Club Membership.

Does your husband, father, or son love fishing? Father’s Day brings new members to Gulfstream Boat Club every year. We have a variety of memberships to suit every need and budget. Why own a boat when GBC gives you access to an entire fleet? Here are more details on our many levels of membership. It’s so much better than owning a boat. Definetely one of the best father’s day gift ideas we can recommend.

Father's Day Gift options for boat lovers
Who’s up for a dockside brunch at Two Georges in Boynton Beach for Father’s Day?

#2 Brunch at a Dockside Restaurant.

We can organize a cruise to a dockside restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch. Many of the restaurants along the Intracoastal, like Deck 84 in Delray Beach, Two Georges in Boynton Beach, and Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens have special menus or events planned that day, and arriving by boat is the best.

#3 GBC Gift Certificate.

A gift certificate in any denomination will put a smile on Dad’s face. Cover a captain, fuel, a half-day rental, or more. We can wrap the gift certificate, or send it anywhere for you. Call us at 561.865.7797 for details!

father's day gift ideas
A Father’s Day cruise is a gift the whole family will enjoy!

#4 GBC Fishing Charter or Boat Cruise.

Do you want more father’s day gift ideas? Catch your own Father’s Day dinner! Our latest blog post shared our favorite spring catch recipes for fish that are biting right here, right now. One of our licensed captains can plan a memorable excursion for you, Dad, and family and friends. Book early, as this weekend fills up quickly.

#5 GBC T-Shirts and Hats.

Does your dad have a GBC T-shirt or hat? We have popular, super-durable hats and long- and short-sleeved Ts in two colors available, and they sell out fast! Call 561.865.7797 to reserve yours now.

Any questions about Father’s Day gifts or Gulfstream Boat Club membership? We’re open seven days a week; call us at 561.865.7797 anytime. And Happy Father’s Day from GBC!

Fish Recipes: For Locally Caught Fish in Florida

Locally Caught: Florida’s Fish Recipes

At this South Florida boat club, Memorial Day weekend is prime fishing time. The cobia, mahi, and blackfin tuna are biting. And what do these three fish also have in common? They are incredibly delicious to eat. To prepare a fresh fish caught the same day on your Gulfstream Boat Club rental, in the waters off Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, or Palm Beach, is to sample the best South Florida has to offer. Looking for amazing fish recipes? GBC brings you the best recipes to put your culinary skills to the test.

Cobia Recipes

Cobia is a sustainable fish, with sweet, almost nutty taste that needs very little additional flavor. Cobia can be broiled, grilled or sautéed. We at the boat club like to eat this South Florida fish as soon as possible, with as little done to it as possible. Publix Aprons actually has great recipes, and many of them are perfect for locally caught fish. Here are two recipes for cobia: one super simple, and one just the tiniest bit fancier if you’ve got someone in the house who requires a little butter and bread crumb on their fish.

Florida's Fish: Cobia Recipes
Locally caught cobia is great just simply grilled.

Mahi mahi Recipes

Mahi-mahi is another South Florida fish with a mild, sweet flavor, and we at Gulfstream Boat Club can’t get enough of it. You asked for Fish Recipes, we think Mahi. It’s got a nice texture and large, moist flakes, and is sturdy enough for a sandwich, or fish tacos. The skin is thick and should be removed before cooking. Try this healthy Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Avocado-Chile Salsa from Myrecipes.com. With ingredients like avocado, lime, and serrano chiles, this dish is pure Palm Beach, and is perfect for a Memorial Day party.

Florida's Fish: Mahi Mahi Recipes
Mahi, lime, avocado, and chiles: four flavors that tell the story of South Florida. Photo: Leigh Beisch/Myrecipes.com

Blackfin Tuna Recipes

Gulfstream Boat Club reports that in South Florida, it’s a great year for catching blackfin tuna. And we can’t think of a better way to serve it than rubbed with barbecue spices, with a side of local, in-season mango. This recipe for Barbecue-Seared Blackfin Tuna from Florida blogger Suwannee Rose takes tuna steaks to the next level with an avocado sauce. One of our favorite fish recipes for sure!

Florida's Fish: Blackfin Recipes
Tuna steaks prepared with barbecue spices and a homemade avocado sauce? Yes, please!

Well, you can say one thing about the members and staff of this South Florida boat club: We certainly eat well! Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times all year to fish for your own dinner. Already hungry? Here’s a look at our boats; you’ve still got time to book for Memorial Day! Call us at 561.865.7797 to book your boat today!

Boat Rentals near me? Options in South Florida

At Gulfstream Boat Club, we often get asked, “What boat rental options do I have near me?” Even though you may have lived in South Florida for years, you might not be familiar with just how spectacular an area it is for fishing, cruising, and boating. A GBC day-long boat rental, with one of our licensed, experienced captains at the helm, is a great way to rediscover your own backyard.

Visiting South Florida? Here’s a little tip for Technology aficionados. Pull your phone and ask Siri: “Boat rentals near me” or you can save some time and visit Gulfstream Boat Club where we can show you three convenient locations for boat rentals on the Intracoastal, in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Hypoluxo (near Palm Beach). Nearby are a variety of experiences to be enjoyed on a boat. It depends on your idea of a perfect day on the water: active, angling, eating, swimming, sightseeing… Give us a call at 561.865.7797 and we’ll get you started!

Here are four ideas for day-long boat rentals near me and you in Palm Beach County:

Dockside Restaurant:

Nothing gets your hunger going like being out in the fresh air! Our stretch of the Intracoastal offers a wealth of dockside restaurants to explore. From Deck 84 in Delray Beach to the Old Key Lime House in Lantana, depending on the size of your party, your guests, and your tastes, a GBC captain can choose a spot to stop on your boat rental. Here’s our list of our Top 10 Dockside Restaurants, to whet your appetite!

Boat Rentals near me: Lantana
Take a family cruise to a dockside restaurant—they’re headed to Lantana favorite Old Key Lime House!The Boca Raton Inlet

The Boca Raton Inlet:

The Boca Raton Inlet is a scenic spot that is a lovely cruise south of our Delray Beach location. The Inlet is one of the points in Palm Beach County where the Intracoastal meets the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll see lots of other people out enjoying the day: boating, waterskiing, paddleboarding. The Waterstone Resort & Marina is a great place to stop and have a delicious brunch or lunch.

Boat Rentals near me: Boca Raton
A view of the Boca Raton Inlet features the Waterstone Resort and Marina at center right.

Fishing Excursion:

Why own a boat? This is when a boat rental is the only sensible choice. Check out our 20-plus boats here. GBC boats are expertly maintained, and we provide all the fishing equipment you’ll need. Our captains know the best places to fish. Whether you’re just taking the kids out to introduce them to the fun of fishing, or looking for a deep-water adventure, we have a plan for you. Pull Google Maps and try: “Boat Rentals near me” We are probably around the corner.

Fishing Boat Rentals near me
Wahoo! Schedule a boat rental and catch your own dinner!

Peanut Island:

This historic spot in the heart of the Lake Worth Lagoon, which can only be accessed by boat, makes for a fun day-long boat rental, especially if you have guests young and old. There are some nice swimming beaches, and a lot of visitors snorkel or fish as well. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during your visit, or enjoy a delivery from a floating food and bait barge! They gather nearby, and provide a truly unique South Florida experience.

So when you ask, “What can I do with boat rentals near me?” there’s not just one answer. There’s still time to book a Memorial Day outing that will delight your visitors, family, and friends. Boating is our passion; make it yours. Call us at 561.865.7797 to schedule your boat rental today!

Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas: GBC Style

Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Mother’s Day gift ideas for you.

Flowers last a week. Memories last a lifetime.

Mother’s Day gift ideas
On May 13 we celebrate mothers at Gulfstream Boat Club!

South Florida fathers, you can relax! Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Mother’s Day gift ideas for you. Mother’s Day 2018 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 13.

Have you planned something memorable for Mother’s Day? We are not only a boat club, but we’re pretty good event planners as well! Let GBC help you plan a memorable day that the whole family will enjoy. GBC has the fastest-growing fleet of cruising and fishing boats in South Florida. Our reputation for excellent service and safety is second to none. Whether you are planning a sunset cruise, ocean fishing, or a family outing on the Intracoastal, GBC makes it incredibly simple and easy.

Here are five great Mother’s Day gift ideas from GBC for the most important boat lover in your life:

Boat Club Membership:

Does your wife love fishing? But is she sick of owning a boat, with all of the hassles that boat ownership brings? Mother’s Day brings new members to GBC every year. We have a variety of memberships to suit every need and budget. Why own a boat when GBC gives you access to an entire fleet?

• Brunch at a Dockside Restaurant:

We can organize a cruise to a dockside restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch. Many of the restaurants along the Intracoastal, like Deck 84 in Delray Beach, Two Georges in Boynton Beach, and Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens have special menus or events planned that day, and arriving by boat is the best.

• GBC Gift Certificate:

A gift certificate in any denomination will put a smile on Mom’s face: Cover a captain, fuel, a half-day rental, or more.

Why own a boat? A GBC membership makes a great gift for that special fisherwoman in your life!

• GBC Fishing Charter or Boat Cruise:

Catch your own Mother’s Day dinner! One of our licensed captains can plan a memorable excursion for you, Mom, and family and friends. We can also organize a cruise to Peanut Island or the Boca Inlet. Snap some photos of the day that you’ll keep for a lifetime. Book early, as this weekend fills up quickly.

• GBC Merchandise:

Hats and long- and short-sleeved Ts in two colors are available, and they sell out fast! Call 561.865.7797 to reserve yours now.

And here’s one bonus brilliant idea for you:

One of our members sends out her family on a GBC cruise on Mother’s Day—without her! For a mom, silence is golden, and so is a little “me” time. So book a boat trip for you and the kids, and book a massage for your wife. It’s a win-win!

Any questions about Mother’s Day gifts or Gulfstream Boat Club membership? We’re open seven days a week; call us at 561.865.7797 anytime. And Happy Mother’s Day from GBC!